Parties tout campaign cash figures
April 2nd, 2014
11:37 AM ET
4 months ago

Parties tout campaign cash figures

Washington (CNN) - The Republican National Committee is touting that it's the first party committee to top $100 million in fundraising this election cycle.

"I'm thankful to everyone who helped the RNC raise over $100 million for the 2014 cycle, 1st committee to hit that mark. Big, big year ahead," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus tweeted Wednesday morning.

The party committee says it raised $95.6 million through February, and that when the RNC's March figures are added in, it will top $100 million.

While that's a hefty haul, it's behind the RNC's pace at this point in the last two midterm election cycles, in 2010 and 2006.

Through February, the rival Democratic National Committee raised nearly $79 million this cycle, behind its 2010 pace but ahead of what it brought in at this time in the 2006 election cycle.

While behind the RNC's pace this year, the DNC touts that it has outraised its GOP rival in three out of the past four months. And the DNC highlighted that it brought in nearly $2.5 million on-line last month, with more than half a million dollars raised on March 31 alone.

The DNC's and RNC's fundraising, as well as the two parties' House and Senate re-election committees, are closely watched as an indicator of party strength.

President Barack Obama heads to Chicago on Wednesday afternoon to serve as the main attraction at two fundraising events for the DNC, which brings to nearly 30 the number of fundraising events he's headlined for the party committee.

According to a party official, the President will attend a roundtable discussion for the DNC in Chicago. Approximately 25 supporters will attend, with each contributing up to $32,400.

Later, the President will attend a dinner reception at a private residence in Chicago with approximately 55 supporters each contributing up to $10,000.

soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. Silence DoGood

    ""I'm thankful to everyone who helped the RNC raise over $100 million for the 2014 cycle, 1st committee to hit that mark. Big, big year ahead," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus tweeted Wednesday morning."
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    "everyone"? Why don't you just go and thank the Koch Bros. and the other 2 or 3 mega-millionaires running the show? There is no "everyone" for the GOP.

    April 2, 2014 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  2. Randy, San Francisco

    Reform the corrupt political system with public financing of elections.

    April 2, 2014 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  3. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House

    Thanks to the SCOTUS' ruling today, America is for sale to the highest bidder.

    April 2, 2014 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  4. Lynda/Minnesota

    "The DNC's and RNC's fundraising, as well as the two parties' House and Senate re-election committees, are closely watched as an indicator of party strength."

    Yeah. Whatever. Regardless of the money either of these organizations pull in, I find no cause for celebration.

    April 2, 2014 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  5. Smitty

    Run the dems out. 7.1 mil sign ups for Obumblecare ??? didnt have a clue for 6 mos, now exact 7.1mil??? Sure, we believe you (lol), and Ill close gitmo, the irs isn't targeting, you can keep your doc... well you get the point, How can any one believe the BIGGEST LIAR OF THE YEAR ???? again, sure Obumbles we believe you -NOT !!

    April 2, 2014 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  6. Michael

    Wonder how many 30 second spots that buys?

    April 2, 2014 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  7. Marie MD

    All that money coming from a handful of billionaires.
    You could NOT buy the general election in 2012 and you won't be able to buy it in 2016.
    We need to pay attention to the lower and higher state elections not jut the general elections. Even the Koch brothers could NOT buy an election in a little town in Iowa. Let's keep it that way and tell them where they can put their dirty money.

    April 2, 2014 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    omg I clicked on cnn and the breaking news of the plane is gone!!!!!!!!! it's a miracle!!!

    April 2, 2014 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  9. Bill

    Gov for sale with SCOTUS at the top of the list!

    April 2, 2014 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  10. Smitty

    @GOP solution, sure, that's their plan, do you really believe the b.s. your blogging??? or can you really believe anything Obumbles says at this point?? 4 years blame bush, 1 year blame fox and rush, now just lie. great admin= NOT!!

    April 2, 2014 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  11. Wade

    Dems are nothing more than thieves liars and traitors to the constitution of the USA. Problem is most GOP are really not that much better. LOL....

    April 2, 2014 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  12. Matt

    After today's SCOTUS ruling, america really is for sale to the highest bidder.

    April 2, 2014 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  13. edutron

    Ask yourself: Who has the most money! Nobody in the U.S.!

    April 2, 2014 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  14. Mystery

    So the Republicans finally bought the Legal System.
    I guess it was just a matter of time.
    Wonder how much they bribed the SCOTUS?

    April 2, 2014 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  15. rs

    Smitty

    @GOP solution, sure, that's their plan, do you really believe the b.s. your blogging??? or can you really believe anything Obumbles says at this point?? 4 years blame bush, 1 year blame fox and rush, now just lie. great admin= NOT!!
    ______________________
    So, Smitty- just what are the great GOP accomplishments since their great recession of '08? I don't remember any do you?

    April 2, 2014 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  16. rmichael71

    we are now officially a Plutocracy. Whe should we even bother to vote when the winners are determined byu the super rich.. I have voted every year for 54 years; but NO more......

    April 2, 2014 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  17. proandanti

    This just shows where our leadership is at, is and is further heading.
    America really is for sale to the highest bidder.

    April 2, 2014 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  18. Rudy NYC

    rs

    Smitty

    @GOP solution, sure, that's their plan, do you really believe the b.s. your blogging??? or can you really believe anything Obumbles says at this point?? 4 years blame bush, 1 year blame fox and rush, now just lie. great admin= NOT!!
    ______________________
    So, Smitty- just what are the great GOP accomplishments since their great recession of '08? I don't remember any do you?

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    Just what were the great accomplishments of Republicans over the last decade or two?

    April 2, 2014 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  19. The REAL Truth...

    SOLD: The United States of America !!

    April 2, 2014 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  20. S.B. Stein

    We need less money in politics rather than more. The SCOTUS doesn't seem to understand the corrupting nature of money in politics. They are affirming the "money equals speech" doctorine of the Roberts Court.

    April 2, 2014 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  21. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Maybe Willard and Queenie can buy the WH after all......

    April 2, 2014 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  22. Name jk. Sfl. THE KOCH BROTHERS GOP STOOGES PARTY NEEDS to be VOTED OUT IN NOVEMBER !!!!

    The Koch brothers are getting SCARED, they probably kicked in the extra money instead of giving it to cancer research. Don't let these Koch clowns influence an election in YOUR state when they DONT EVEN LIVE THERE. VOTE DEMOCRAT AND TURN THEIR MONEY AGAINEST THEM!!!!!

    April 2, 2014 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  23. CryBabies

    SDG...Cry us all a river of your biased tears.

    April 2, 2014 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  24. Name jk. Sfl. THE KOCH BROTHERS GOP STOOGES PARTY NEEDS to be VOTED OUT IN NOVEMBER !!!!

    Hey smitty, why don't you JOIN the rest of the GOP idiots in the red states and either have NO healthcare OR PAY MORE for it, GOP MORONS??????

    April 2, 2014 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |